We are working with local business communities to keep those vital peer-to-peer conversations going. Scroll on for grant programmes and sector support schemes to support your business. We also want to highlight how local social enterprises can get support for important work they to support a resilient community right now.
CALL FOR SUPPORT: Can you support with vital supplies? We are working with local authorities to support with the sourcing of Personal Protective Equipment, hand sanitiser, face masks and other safety equipment.
HEALTH ADVICE:If you or one of your colleagues are experiencing health issues, find the right information to support you on our Health Advice page!
TIME TO CARE APPEAL
Local authority improvement body West Midlands Employers (WME) and the regional branch of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (WMADASS) has launched the #TimeToCare campaign on behalf of adult social care providers in the region.
The campaign aims to attract redundant and furloughed workers to carry out essential roles in care across the West Midlands – from assisting people in their personal care to working as catering, maintenance and admin. staff.
WME and WMADASS are looking for additional staff to ensure thousands of vulnerable adults in need of care, who are shielding at home or who are in residential or nursing homes, receive the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Find out more
Sector Support and Peer Networks
Our partners are working hard to support businesses across industries by offering knowledge exchange platforms, updated sector information and tailored support initiatives. Contact us today to get direct links into these organisations.
Culture & Creative
Other Grant Support Opportunities
Zoo and Aquarium Support Fund: If you run a licensed zoo or aquarium in England and are experiencing severe financial difficulties because of lost revenue, you can apply for a grant of up to £100,000. Find out more here.
Future Fund (COVID-19): Advance notice – A financial package to support innovative new UK companies, and those driving research and development, that are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak and are not eligible for existing coronavirus rescue schemes. Click for more info
- £5 Million COVID-19 Relief Grants for Young Entrepreneurs: The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5 million grant fund for young entrepreneurs whose businesses have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The Enterprise Relief Fund aims to help 18-30-year olds keep their businesses afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. Click for more info
- LIFE fund by EASME: The LIFE Programme has launched its 2020 call for proposals with new features related to the COVID-19 pandemic, All projects will be allowed to financially support local initiatives that may contribute to the project objective. This will take the form of grants that the beneficiary may give (within certain limits) to third parties responsible for such initiatives, this includes startups. Click for more info
- Facebook Small Business Grants Programme: Advance notice – Funding is being provided to small businesses across a number of countries around the world to help them survive the coronavirus crisis. Click for more info
- Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund: A fund to help support the UK’s creative community, which has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Click for more inf
Communities & Social Enterprise Support
If you are supporting your community throughout the Corona outbreak as an individual or as part of a social enterprise, there is an array of initiatives available to support you in helping vulnerable people.
The Coventry & Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency is still open to support Community Groups, Not for Profits, Charities, CICs and Social Enterprises through these unprecedented times. Find more information on the support available to you on the CWCDA website.
Grant Programmes for Social Enterprises
Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund: Large grants are available for national organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections in England so that they can continue and adapt their work (closes 29th May 2020). Click for more info
Heart of England – Doing Things Differently Fund: Grants are available to support charitable organisations in the West Midlands and Warwickshire which have to change the way they deliver their work to continue to meet the developing needs of their communities during coronavirus/COVID-19. Click for more info
Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Fund for England: Grants are available for local voluntary and community organisations in coalfield areas to address local needs during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis (closes on 29th May 2020). Click for more info
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – COVID-19 Impact Programme: Short-term funding for Armed Forces charities that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic (closes 29th May 2020). Click for more info
Youth Endowment Fund – COVID-19 Grant Round: Grants are available for organisations supporting young people at risk of youth violence in England and Wales (closes 3rd June 2020). Click for more info
Alpkit Foundation – Grassroots Support Now: Grants are available for organisations serving those affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Click for more info
Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme: Small capital grants are available for UK charities (excluding London) to purchase essential items to adapt or increase services in response to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. Click for more info
Morrisons Foundation – COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund: Grants are available to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Click for more info
- Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund: Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Click for more info
- #Covid-19 emergency funding for charities and social sector organisations. Find a list of emergency funds for charities and social enterprises at that are experiencing difficulties. Click here for more info
- COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant: Through the Resource Action Fund, WRAP will be allocating £3.25 million to help accelerate and increase the supply of food to not-for-profit redistribution organisations in England. The Fund will operate over three phases, with applications invited under phases 2 and 3, which are set to open on 9 April. Click for more info
- Heart of England Community Foundation Coronavirus Resilience Fund: Small grants are available to fund constituted groups that engage and support vulnerable groups through activities such as food supplies and deliveries and befriending services. Click for more info
- Neighbourly Covid-19 Community Fund: Micro grants are available for charities and community groups that are existing members of the “Neighbourly” CSR platform, to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Click for more info
- Sport England Community Emergency Fund: Grants to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis (closes 31st July 2020). Click for more info